Hello, my name is Rachel and I’m new to Seattle Metroblogging. I’m from Chicago and have been living in Seattle for about nine months.

One of my happy discoveries here is Top Pot Doughnuts. In Belltown, the slanted store-front window reaches from ground to roof as do the bookshelves. Two floors are connected by a winding staircase. They also have free wi-fi. Their doughnuts tend to bring out the primordial sugar craving in me. When near, a panicky voice in my head screams: ‘You may never have a Top Pot doughnut again so now’s your chance!’ I especially like the chocolate with maple icing.

Yesterday I went to the cat show at Seattle Center. In order to fit the theme of “My Furry Valentine,” stuffed hearts sat atop cages while the colors pink and red were everywhere. The cats themselves came in all different colors, shapes, and sizes: orange, white, gray, calico, tabby, black. Some had big shaggy tales, while others didn’t have tails at all. I have yet to understand the cats without fur–they just don’t seem to be very happy without it.

The “Cat Agility” contest made me laugh because it was rather anti-climactic. I watched a feline slowly walk beside–and then hide under–the obstacles. It didn’t matter that his owner had about six different cat toys. The contest proved what my cat reminds me daily: cats are cats, and will continue to do as they please.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

4 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on February 15th, 2005 @ 12:07 am

    I guess the Cat Show was a wildly successful event this weekend (I had no idea!)

    A few of my pictures from the event …

  2. Rachel (unregistered) on February 15th, 2005 @ 7:20 am

    Yes, the event was pretty crowded. Nice pictures!

  3. bun (unregistered) on February 16th, 2005 @ 10:43 am

    Mighty-O donuts are pretty dreamy, as well. Two words: chocolate mint. <homer>Mmmmm, mint!</homer>

  4. wired-dude (unregistered) on February 18th, 2005 @ 9:10 am

    mmmm…. doughnuts….

    sounds really good! When I visit you in Seattle you’ll have to take me and my iBook there :-)


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